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GUEST

current worship series Living the Story: Nehemiah Prelude

Men’s Ensemble I Then Shall Live

Welcome to Worship

Randy Cox

A TIME OF WORSHIP Call to Worship Sanctuary Choir No Other Name Invocation

Steve Johnson

Hymns of Praise Congregation To God Be the Glory #4 I Stand Amazed in the Presence #547 Pastoral Prayer

problems don’t just materialize out of thin air. They are the result of sinful behavior present within those communities. The topic of the Israelites’ moral choices and disobedience to God surfaces numerous times in both Ezra and Nehemiah. Nehemiah 5 serves as a case study where the greed and excess of some members of the community was leading to poverty and slavery among other members. Nehemiah addressed the matter by challenging those in the wrong, and they, instead of bristling at his challenge, recognized the truth in it and took steps to make changes. As a church, we want to continue working in the realm of social issues and community transformation, but may we be ever reminded that the greatest need people have is for a relationship with God and a lifestyle becoming ever-more in line with his best. For social ills are really moral matters, and their solutions must include the spiritual component.

Dr. Garet Robinson

Choral Response

Sanctuary Choir He Is Here

SERVICE OF THE WORD Scripture Reading James 1:21–27 Anthem

The Grapes of Wrath (Neh 5)—Social ills and community

Pat G a r re tt

Sanctuary Choir There Stands a Cross Today’s Message “The Grapes of Wrath” Dr. Steve Laufer Neh. 5 (Pew Bible Page #345)

Song of Testimony Congregation I Will Sing the Wondrous Story #535

How to…Join the UBC Family—Join us on the journey to realizing our full potential in Christ. w TODAY, 11 am, EB 228 Living the Story—This summer, Pastor Steve is telling the stories of Jonah, Nehemiah, and Ruth. We want you to share your story with us—the UBC family. Go to ubc.org/story to learn more. Check out current stories in the Fellowship Hall.

ubc staff Dr. Steven Laufer Senior Pastor David Mobley Executive Director Rick Carpenter Pastor of Care Ministries Aaron Glenn Pastor of Serving Ministries Dr. Garet Robinson Pastor of Adult Ministries Terri Greer Assoc. Pastor of Preschool Ministries

attendance update Last Week

A TIME OF THANKSGIVING Deacon Offertory Prayer Parent/Child Dedication Announcements/Benediction

Butch Peters Terri Greer

Karen Murphy Assoc. Pastor of Children’s Ministries Kyle Wilson Assoc. Pastor of Student Ministries Guy Cagle Interim Pastor of Worship Ministries Ben Sandstrom Assoc. Pastor of Contemporary Worship Ministries

WORSHIP 850

BIBLE STUDY 723

We’re glad you’ve chosen to worship with us today. If you are new to UBC, thank you for being our special guest. We’d love to greet you personally, so please drop by our Connection Café after worship today. For more information or if we can help you in any way, visit our website at ubc.org or call the church office at 281.488.8517 and we will be happy to assist you.

Steve Laufer,

SENIOR PASTOR

how to connect Because we value connection here at UBC, here are some quick ways to get and stay connected: 1 download the UBC Houston App; 2 join a small group; 3 visit the UBC web site; 4 sign up for our weekly E-news; 5 read your worship guide.

giving update Last Week’s Offering Weekly Requirement FY2017 Budget (Oct-July) Actual Giving

$55,591 $70,000 $3,089,000 $2,958,000

Dr. Steve Laufer

Closing Song Congregation Worthy of Worship #3

welcome to ubc

UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH 16106 Middlebrook Dr., Houston TX 77059 Phone: 281.488.8517 Email: [email protected] visit us at ubc.org

social media l facebook/UBCHouston l instagram/UBCHouston

l twitter/UBCHouston l linkedin/UBCHouston

August 6, 2017

INFO

GUEST

current worship series Living the Story: Nehemiah Prelude

Men’s Ensemble I Then Shall Live

Welcome to Worship

Randy Cox

A TIME OF WORSHIP Call to Worship Sanctuary Choir No Other Name Invocation

Steve Johnson

Hymns of Praise Congregation To God Be the Glory #4 I Stand Amazed in the Presence #547 Pastoral Prayer

problems don’t just materialize out of thin air. They are the result of sinful behavior present within those communities. The topic of the Israelites’ moral choices and disobedience to God surfaces numerous times in both Ezra and Nehemiah. Nehemiah 5 serves as a case study where the greed and excess of some members of the community was leading to poverty and slavery among other members. Nehemiah addressed the matter by challenging those in the wrong, and they, instead of bristling at his challenge, recognized the truth in it and took steps to make changes. As a church, we want to continue working in the realm of social issues and community transformation, but may we be ever reminded that the greatest need people have is for a relationship with God and a lifestyle becoming ever-more in line with his best. For social ills are really moral matters, and their solutions must include the spiritual component.

Dr. Garet Robinson

Choral Response

Sanctuary Choir He Is Here

SERVICE OF THE WORD Scripture Reading James 1:21–27 Anthem

The Grapes of Wrath (Neh 5)—Social ills and community

Pat G a r re tt

Sanctuary Choir There Stands a Cross Today’s Message “The Grapes of Wrath” Dr. Steve Laufer Neh. 5 (Pew Bible Page #345)

Song of Testimony Congregation I Will Sing the Wondrous Story #535

How to…Join the UBC Family—Join us on the journey to realizing our full potential in Christ. w TODAY, 11 am, EB 228 Living the Story—This summer, Pastor Steve is telling the stories of Jonah, Nehemiah, and Ruth. We want you to share your story with us—the UBC family. Go to ubc.org/story to learn more. Check out current stories in the Fellowship Hall.

ubc staff Dr. Steven Laufer Senior Pastor David Mobley Executive Director Rick Carpenter Pastor of Care Ministries Aaron Glenn Pastor of Serving Ministries Dr. Garet Robinson Pastor of Adult Ministries Terri Greer Assoc. Pastor of Preschool Ministries

attendance update Last Week

A TIME OF THANKSGIVING Deacon Offertory Prayer

Butch Peters

Parent/Child Dedication

Terri Greer

Announcements/Benediction

Karen Murphy Assoc. Pastor of Children’s Ministries Kyle Wilson Assoc. Pastor of Student Ministries Guy Cagle Interim Pastor of Worship Ministries Ben Sandstrom Assoc. Pastor of Contemporary Worship Ministries

WORSHIP 850

BIBLE STUDY 723

We’re glad you’ve chosen to worship with us today. If you are new to UBC, thank you for being our special guest. We’d love to greet you personally, so please drop by our Connection Café after worship today. For more information or if we can help you in any way, visit our website at ubc.org or call the church office at 281.488.8517 and we will be happy to assist you.

Steve Laufer,

SENIOR PASTOR

how to connect Because we value connection here at UBC, here are some quick ways to get and stay connected: 1 download the UBC Houston App; 2 join a small group; 3 visit the UBC web site; 4 sign up for our weekly E-news; 5 read your worship guide.

giving update Last Week’s Offering Weekly Requirement FY2017 Budget (Oct-July) Actual Giving

$55,591 $70,000 $3,089,000 $2,958,000

Dr. Steve Laufer

Closing Song Congregation Worthy of Worship #3

welcome to ubc

UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH 16106 Middlebrook Dr., Houston TX 77059 Phone: 281.488.8517 Email: [email protected] visit us at ubc.org

social media l facebook/UBCHouston l instagram/UBCHouston

l twitter/UBCHouston l linkedin/UBCHouston

August 6, 2017

INFO

SIDE BAR

TODAY IN WORSHIP

happening now Senior Adult Hymn Sing—Join the senior adults in a time of fellowship, hymns, and Bible study. w TODAY, 11 am, Chapel Women’s Thinking Faith Academy!—Whether you are a new Christian or a serious Bible student, come prepared to learn what the Bible has to say about life and contemporary issues. To learn more, come to an Interest Meeting! w TONIGHT, 6-7 pm, EB 211 or Wed, Aug 9, 6:30-7:30 pm, EB 211 Tres Dias—Incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will have a blast getting to know Student Ministries! Join us for three nights of fun activities including, Slip and Slide Extravaganza, Main Event, and Bay Area Raceway. There will be an incoming 6th grade parent meeting TODAY, August 6 at 6 pm in EB 226. w Events: TODAY, Aug 6-Tues, Aug 8, 6–9 pm, 3rd floor & off campus Help! I’m the Mom of a Kindergartener!—This week, join us for Mom’s Night Out and get current, relevant information about being the mom of a “Kindergartener”. For more information visit ubc.org/help4moms. w Wed, Aug 9, 7-8:30 pm, Chapel Leadership Training—Adult, Student, Children and Preschool Ministry Leaders are invited to UBC’s leadership training event August 11 & 12. Kingdom Care (childcare), registration deadline is August 8. For more info, email [email protected] w Fri, Aug 11, 6:30–8:30 pm, Bay Oaks Country Club and Sat, Aug 12, 8 am–12 pm, Chapel Grief Share—If you have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, Grief Share can help provide supportive people who understand the deep hurt of loss. For more info, visit ubc.org/ griefshare. w Sundays beginning Aug 13, 4–6 pm, EB 211 Incoming 1st Grade Luncheon—Upcoming first graders and their families are invited to join us for a “Welcome to Kid’s Ministry” informational luncheon. We will highlight the various ministry opportunities for your child, provide basic information concerning Children’s Ministry at UBC, and introduce our UBC Kids Leadership Team. Cost is free. Incoming 1st graders will also be presented with their own Bible during either worship service that morning. To register, visit ubc.org/children. w Luncheon, Sun, Aug 13, 12:15–2 pm, Chapel

Perspectives of the World Christian Movement—This fall, be challenged by articles and presentations by different Biblical scholars, historians, missiologists, and practitioners who will be coming to UBC to challenge our paradigms for life and ministry. This exciting course will take place on Tuesday evenings beginning August 15. For more info, visit ubc.org/perspectives or contact [email protected] w Tuesdays, Aug 15-Dec 5, 6:309:30 pm, Chapel Back to School Bash—Students (grades 6–12) are invited to gather for worship with an exciting guest speaker. Invite a friend to join you in receiving words of encouragement, and be challenged as you prepare for the upcoming school year! w Sun, Aug 20, 9:30 am, Chapel Parent Connect Breakfast—Parents of students (grades 6–12), join us for breakfast during your student’s regular WBS hour. Learn about 2017-18 Student Ministry events and meet WBS leaders and other parents. w Sun, Aug 20, 9:30 am or 11 am, 3rd Floor Jaime Jorge in Worship—We are pleased to welcome Jaime Jorge to UBC on Sunday, August 20th as Special Musical Guest. Jaime is a talented violinist who also has an inspiring story to share. w Sun, Aug 20, both services Greece Trip Info Meeting—If you are interested in traveling to Greece in 2018 with Dr. Steve Laufer and Dr. Garet Robinson to visit a variety of biblical sites, attend the info meeting or contact [email protected] w Sun, Aug 20, 12:30 pm, Chapel UBC Women’s Ministries Fall Kickoff and Pie–Baking Contest— Kick off the fall season with an indoor fried chicken picnic! Door prizes every 15 minutes. Enter the pie–baking contest for more prizes! This is a fun way to introduce a friend to UBC. FREE! Visit ubc.org/events-for-women for more details. w Thurs, Aug 31, 6:30–8 pm, Chapel Right at Home Moms Fall Semester: Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow—Mothers of infants, toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join RAHM’s fall study and childcare. Online registration begins Monday, August 14. For more info, email [email protected] w Wednesdays, Sept 13–Dec 6, 9:30–11:45 am

Worship Ministry Appreciation Dinner—Those involved in choir, orchestra, handbells and the worship team are invited to join us for an Appreciation Dinner! Musical Guest is Jaime Jorge. RSVP by August 9 to [email protected] w Wed, Aug 16, 7 pm, Chapel

Live Spanish Translation Now Available!—The 11:00 service has a live Spanish translation broadcast. Listening packs are available by request from an usher.

Preschool Volunteers Needed—We are looking for 13 volunteers during the 11:00 service! Can you help? Email [email protected] to learn how you can get involved!

La traducción al español en vivo ya está disponible!—El servicio de las 11 en punto tiene una transmisión en vivo en español. Paquetes de escucha están disponibles por solicitud de un usher.

11:00

Welcome Steve Laufer

Worship in Song The Lord Our God

Scripture Reading Cara Dougharty Zephaniah 3:17, Titus 3:4–7 Mighty to Save Here’s My Heart

Offering Prayer Nigel Zamora Champion

Today’s Message “The Grapes of Wrath” Steve Laufer Neh. 5 (Pew Bible Page #345)

Song of Response Mountain

Announcements & Benediction Steve Laufer

If you would like someone to pray with you after the service, please feel free to stop by the Connection Café. Words and music used by permission CCLI #147632.

SIDE BAR

TODAY IN WORSHIP

happening now Senior Adult Hymn Sing—Join the senior adults in a time of fellowship, hymns, and Bible study. w TODAY, 11 am, Chapel Women’s Thinking Faith Academy!—Whether you are a new Christian or a serious Bible student, come prepared to learn what the Bible has to say about life and contemporary issues. To learn more, come to an Interest Meeting! w TONIGHT, 6-7 pm, EB 211 or Wed, Aug 9, 6:30-7:30 pm, EB 211 Tres Dias—Incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will have a blast getting to know Student Ministries! Join us for three nights of fun activities including, Slip and Slide Extravaganza, Main Event, and Bay Area Raceway. There will be an incoming 6th grade parent meeting TODAY, August 6 at 6 pm in EB 226. w Events: TODAY, Aug 6-Tues, Aug 8, 6–9 pm, 3rd floor & off campus Help! I’m the Mom of a Kindergartener!—This week, join us for Mom’s Night Out and get current, relevant information about being the mom of a “Kindergartener”. For more information visit ubc.org/help4moms. w Wed, Aug 9, 7-8:30 pm, Chapel Leadership Training—Adult, Student, Children and Preschool Ministry Leaders are invited to UBC’s leadership training event August 11 & 12. Kingdom Care (childcare), registration deadline is August 8. For more info, email [email protected] w Fri, Aug 11, 6:30–8:30 pm, Bay Oaks Country Club and Sat, Aug 12, 8 am–12 pm, Chapel Grief Share—If you have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, Grief Share can help provide supportive people who understand the deep hurt of loss. For more info, visit ubc.org/ griefshare. w Sundays beginning Aug 13, 4–6 pm, EB 211 Incoming 1st Grade Luncheon—Upcoming first graders and their families are invited to join us for a “Welcome to Kid’s Ministry” informational luncheon. We will highlight the various ministry opportunities for your child, provide basic information concerning Children’s Ministry at UBC, and introduce our UBC Kids Leadership Team. Cost is free. Incoming 1st graders will also be presented with their own Bible during either worship service that morning. To register, visit ubc.org/children. w Luncheon, Sun, Aug 13, 12:15–2 pm, Chapel

Perspectives of the World Christian Movement—This fall, be challenged by articles and presentations by different Biblical scholars, historians, missiologists, and practitioners who will be coming to UBC to challenge our paradigms for life and ministry. This exciting course will take place on Tuesday evenings beginning August 15. For more info, visit ubc.org/perspectives or contact [email protected] w Tuesdays, Aug 15-Dec 5, 6:309:30 pm, Chapel Back to School Bash—Students (grades 6–12) are invited to gather for worship with an exciting guest speaker. Invite a friend to join you in receiving words of encouragement, and be challenged as you prepare for the upcoming school year! w Sun, Aug 20, 9:30 am, Chapel Parent Connect Breakfast—Parents of students (grades 6–12), join us for breakfast during your student’s regular WBS hour. Learn about 2017-18 Student Ministry events and meet WBS leaders and other parents. w Sun, Aug 20, 9:30 am or 11 am, 3rd Floor Jaime Jorge in Worship—We are pleased to welcome Jaime Jorge to UBC on Sunday, August 20th as Special Musical Guest. Jaime is a talented violinist who also has an inspiring story to share. w Sun, Aug 20, both services Greece Trip Info Meeting—If you are interested in traveling to Greece in 2018 with Dr. Steve Laufer and Dr. Garet Robinson to visit a variety of biblical sites, attend the info meeting or contact [email protected] w Sun, Aug 20, 12:30 pm, Chapel UBC Women’s Ministries Fall Kickoff and Pie–Baking Contest— Kick off the fall season with an indoor fried chicken picnic! Door prizes every 15 minutes. Enter the pie–baking contest for more prizes! This is a fun way to introduce a friend to UBC. FREE! Visit ubc.org/events-for-women for more details. w Thurs, Aug 31, 6:30–8 pm, Chapel Right at Home Moms Fall Semester: Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow—Mothers of infants, toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join RAHM’s fall study and childcare. Online registration begins Monday, August 14. For more info, email [email protected] w Wednesdays, Sept 13–Dec 6, 9:30–11:45 am

Worship Ministry Appreciation Dinner—Those involved in choir, orchestra, handbells and the worship team are invited to join us for an Appreciation Dinner! Musical Guest is Jaime Jorge. RSVP by August 9 to [email protected] w Wed, Aug 16, 7 pm, Chapel

Live Spanish Translation Now Available!—The 11:00 service has a live Spanish translation broadcast. Listening packs are available by request from an usher.

Preschool Volunteers Needed—We are looking for 13 volunteers during the 11:00 service! Can you help? Email [email protected] to learn how you can get involved!

La traducción al español en vivo ya está disponible!—El servicio de las 11 en punto tiene una transmisión en vivo en español. Paquetes de escucha están disponibles por solicitud de un usher.

11:00

Welcome Steve Laufer

Worship in Song The Lord Our God

Scripture Reading Cara Dougharty Zephaniah 3:17, Titus 3:4–7 Mighty to Save Here’s My Heart

Offering Prayer Nigel Zamora Champion

Today’s Message “The Grapes of Wrath” Steve Laufer Neh. 5 (Pew Bible Page #345)

Song of Response Mountain

Announcements & Benediction Steve Laufer

If you would like someone to pray with you after the service, please feel free to stop by the Connection Café. Words and music used by permission CCLI #147632.

SIDE BAR

TODAY IN WORSHIP

happening now Senior Adult Hymn Sing—Join the senior adults in a time of fellowship, hymns, and Bible study. w TODAY, 11 am, Chapel Women’s Thinking Faith Academy!—Whether you are a new Christian or a serious Bible student, come prepared to learn what the Bible has to say about life and contemporary issues. To learn more, come to an Interest Meeting! w TONIGHT, 6-7 pm, EB 211 or Wed, Aug 9, 6:30-7:30 pm, EB 211 Tres Dias—Incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will have a blast getting to know Student Ministries! Join us for three nights of fun activities including, Slip and Slide Extravaganza, Main Event, and Bay Area Raceway. There will be an incoming 6th grade parent meeting TODAY, August 6 at 6 pm in EB 226. w Events: TODAY, Aug 6-Tues, Aug 8, 6–9 pm, 3rd floor & off campus Help! I’m the Mom of a Kindergartener!—This week, join us for Mom’s Night Out and get current, relevant information about being the mom of a “Kindergartener”. For more information visit ubc.org/help4moms. w Wed, Aug 9, 7-8:30 pm, Chapel Leadership Training—Adult, Student, Children and Preschool Ministry Leaders are invited to UBC’s leadership training event August 11 & 12. Kingdom Care (childcare), registration deadline is August 8. For more info, email [email protected] w Fri, Aug 11, 6:30–8:30 pm, Bay Oaks Country Club and Sat, Aug 12, 8 am–12 pm, Chapel Grief Share—If you have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, Grief Share can help provide supportive people who understand the deep hurt of loss. For more info, visit ubc.org/ griefshare. w Sundays beginning Aug 13, 4–6 pm, EB 211 Incoming 1st Grade Luncheon—Upcoming first graders and their families are invited to join us for a “Welcome to Kid’s Ministry” informational luncheon. We will highlight the various ministry opportunities for your child, provide basic information concerning Children’s Ministry at UBC, and introduce our UBC Kids Leadership Team. Cost is free. Incoming 1st graders will also be presented with their own Bible during either worship service that morning. To register, visit ubc.org/children. w Luncheon, Sun, Aug 13, 12:15–2 pm, Chapel

Perspectives of the World Christian Movement—This fall, be challenged by articles and presentations by different Biblical scholars, historians, missiologists, and practitioners who will be coming to UBC to challenge our paradigms for life and ministry. This exciting course will take place on Tuesday evenings beginning August 15. For more info, visit ubc.org/perspectives or contact [email protected] w Tuesdays, Aug 15-Dec 5, 6:309:30 pm, Chapel Back to School Bash—Students (grades 6–12) are invited to gather for worship with an exciting guest speaker. Invite a friend to join you in receiving words of encouragement, and be challenged as you prepare for the upcoming school year! w Sun, Aug 20, 9:30 am, Chapel Parent Connect Breakfast—Parents of students (grades 6–12), join us for breakfast during your student’s regular WBS hour. Learn about 2017-18 Student Ministry events and meet WBS leaders and other parents. w Sun, Aug 20, 9:30 am or 11 am, 3rd Floor Jaime Jorge in Worship—We are pleased to welcome Jaime Jorge to UBC on Sunday, August 20th as Special Musical Guest. Jaime is a talented violinist who also has an inspiring story to share. w Sun, Aug 20, both services Greece Trip Info Meeting—If you are interested in traveling to Greece in 2018 with Dr. Steve Laufer and Dr. Garet Robinson to visit a variety of biblical sites, attend the info meeting or contact [email protected] w Sun, Aug 20, 12:30 pm, Chapel UBC Women’s Ministries Fall Kickoff and Pie–Baking Contest— Kick off the fall season with an indoor fried chicken picnic! Door prizes every 15 minutes. Enter the pie–baking contest for more prizes! This is a fun way to introduce a friend to UBC. FREE! Visit ubc.org/events-for-women for more details. w Thurs, Aug 31, 6:30–8 pm, Chapel Right at Home Moms Fall Semester: Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow—Mothers of infants, toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join RAHM’s fall study and childcare. Online registration begins Monday, August 14. For more info, email [email protected] w Wednesdays, Sept 13–Dec 6, 9:30–11:45 am

Worship Ministry Appreciation Dinner—Those involved in choir, orchestra, handbells and the worship team are invited to join us for an Appreciation Dinner! Musical Guest is Jaime Jorge. RSVP by August 9 to [email protected] w Wed, Aug 16, 7 pm, Chapel

Live Spanish Translation Now Available!—The 11:00 service has a live Spanish translation broadcast. Listening packs are available by request from an usher.

Preschool Volunteers Needed—We are looking for 13 volunteers during the 11:00 service! Can you help? Email [email protected] to learn how you can get involved!

La traducción al español en vivo ya está disponible!—El servicio de las 11 en punto tiene una transmisión en vivo en español. Paquetes de escucha están disponibles por solicitud de un usher.

11:00

Welcome Steve Laufer

Worship in Song The Lord Our God

Scripture Reading Cara Dougharty Zephaniah 3:17, Titus 3:4–7 Mighty to Save Here’s My Heart

Offering Prayer Nigel Zamora Champion

Today’s Message “The Grapes of Wrath” Steve Laufer Neh. 5 (Pew Bible Page #345)

Song of Response Mountain

Announcements & Benediction Steve Laufer

If you would like someone to pray with you after the service, please feel free to stop by the Connection Café. Words and music used by permission CCLI #147632.

GUEST

current worship series Living the Story: Nehemiah Prelude

Men’s Ensemble I Then Shall Live

Welcome to Worship

Randy Cox

A TIME OF WORSHIP Call to Worship Sanctuary Choir No Other Name Invocation

Steve Johnson

Hymns of Praise Congregation To God Be the Glory #4 I Stand Amazed in the Presence #547 Pastoral Prayer

problems don’t just materialize out of thin air. They are the result of sinful behavior present within those communities. The topic of the Israelites’ moral choices and disobedience to God surfaces numerous times in both Ezra and Nehemiah. Nehemiah 5 serves as a case study where the greed and excess of some members of the community was leading to poverty and slavery among other members. Nehemiah addressed the matter by challenging those in the wrong, and they, instead of bristling at his challenge, recognized the truth in it and took steps to make changes. As a church, we want to continue working in the realm of social issues and community transformation, but may we be ever reminded that the greatest need people have is for a relationship with God and a lifestyle becoming ever-more in line with his best. For social ills are really moral matters, and their solutions must include the spiritual component.

Dr. Garet Robinson

Choral Response

Sanctuary Choir He Is Here

SERVICE OF THE WORD Scripture Reading James 1:21–27 Anthem

The Grapes of Wrath (Neh 5)—Social ills and community

Pat G a r re tt

Sanctuary Choir There Stands a Cross Today’s Message “The Grapes of Wrath” Dr. Steve Laufer Neh. 5 (Pew Bible Page #345)

Song of Testimony Congregation I Will Sing the Wondrous Story #535

How to…Join the UBC Family—Join us on the journey to realizing our full potential in Christ. w TODAY, 11 am, EB 228 Living the Story—This summer, Pastor Steve is telling the stories of Jonah, Nehemiah, and Ruth. We want you to share your story with us—the UBC family. Go to ubc.org/story to learn more. Check out current stories in the Fellowship Hall.

ubc staff Dr. Steven Laufer Senior Pastor David Mobley Executive Director Rick Carpenter Pastor of Care Ministries Aaron Glenn Pastor of Serving Ministries Dr. Garet Robinson Pastor of Adult Ministries Terri Greer Assoc. Pastor of Preschool Ministries

attendance update Last Week

A TIME OF THANKSGIVING Deacon Offertory Prayer Parent/Child Dedication Announcements/Benediction

Butch Peters Terri Greer

Karen Murphy Assoc. Pastor of Children’s Ministries Kyle Wilson Assoc. Pastor of Student Ministries Guy Cagle Interim Pastor of Worship Ministries Ben Sandstrom Assoc. Pastor of Contemporary Worship Ministries

WORSHIP 850

BIBLE STUDY 723

We’re glad you’ve chosen to worship with us today. If you are new to UBC, thank you for being our special guest. We’d love to greet you personally, so please drop by our Connection Café after worship today. For more information or if we can help you in any way, visit our website at ubc.org or call the church office at 281.488.8517 and we will be happy to assist you.

Steve Laufer,

SENIOR PASTOR

how to connect Because we value connection here at UBC, here are some quick ways to get and stay connected: 1 download the UBC Houston App; 2 join a small group; 3 visit the UBC web site; 4 sign up for our weekly E-news; 5 read your worship guide.

giving update Last Week’s Offering Weekly Requirement FY2017 Budget (Oct-July) Actual Giving

$55,591 $70,000 $3,089,000 $2,958,000

Dr. Steve Laufer

Closing Song Congregation Worthy of Worship #3

welcome to ubc

UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH 16106 Middlebrook Dr., Houston TX 77059 Phone: 281.488.8517 Email: [email protected] visit us at ubc.org

social media l facebook/UBCHouston l instagram/UBCHouston

l twitter/UBCHouston l linkedin/UBCHouston

August 6, 2017

INFO